The four lists you need to make now The four lists you need to make now The four lists you need to make now

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The four lists you need to make now

It’s six weeks until the end of the year. For many people, it’s four weeks until the end of the work year. Don’t anybody panic! There is still time to ensure that you end the year feeling like you got things done, checked things off your list and closed some things out. As promised in my Friday Five last week (hop on my email list if you didn’t get it), I wanted to share some quick and simple ways to maximise the run to year end. Short and sweet, because I know ...

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Creating space when there isn’t any

I talk and write a lot about creating space for the things that matter. But what do you do when there is just too much going on and it’s really hard to get the space that you need? This is where I’m at right now. Between all the good stuff of businesses, gigs, clients, upcoming launches, overseas client travel, new creative projects and the hum of the day to day, creating the massive chunk of space that I need to finish (cough, write) this third book is pretty much impossible. It ...

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What will you declare?

If you were going to declare one thing that you absolutely must get done before the end of the year what would it be? Think about it. It might be something that was a big goal for the year. Or it could have come up later, but you know it’s the game changer. The one thing that, if you complete it or achieve it, you will feel content, accomplished and that your year has been a success. If you had to name it, what would it be? Is there just one thing, or are there a number that you are ...

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What’s driving you?

One of the greatest challenges in my business and life is my drive. To be more specific, my driver. She is that part of me that is constantly on, looking for the next creative project, the next business venture, working out how to serve my clients better, get the book written, the PhD done, get-everything-happening-like-yesterday (if not sooner……aren’t you done already???). Can you relate? I am yet to find someone who does not have some version of the driver in their ...

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What can you stop doing?

How’s your to do list looking today? Lot’s of really important stuff that you must get done to keep things moving on the work and home front? I get it. I have one too (or a few, actually). And as we head into a fresh week, it can be a good feeling to start that new list and to tick things off it as they get completed. Little hit of the reward hormone dopamine to make us happy, and on to the next. But this week, what I would also like you think about it, is what can come off the ...

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How can you build some momentum this week?

As you step into your work week, think about how you might build some fast momentum this week. I am sure you will have a long and perhaps tedious to do list, full of things you have about as much enthusiasm for doing as getting a root canal. We all have them. I have to do taxes and send invoices this week. Both near the very bottom of my ‘want to get done’ list (yes just above that dentist appointment).  But those things have to get done. And then there are things that are exciting ...

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Getting shit done – be creative, strategic and productive

Picture this. You start out the year with grand visions of everything you will do and how freakin’ amazing it will be. You’ll do great work, be a good person, and you know, generally rock the shit out of everything. Your business and spirit will thrive and you’ll become the most successful and most interesting person you know (naturally). All good so far. You have visions of brilliant strategy, awe-inspiring creativity, and a productivity level that has never been seen before. Eva. And ...

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Be strategic and still get your daily work done

Last week in my Women’s Agenda career column, I got asked this question below. I wanted to share it here, as it may be something you are also struggling with. Question: I struggle to balance the operational aspects of my job with the strategic. Despite my best intentions the day-to-day requirements of my job often distract me from the bigger picture tasks I also need to focus on. Do you have any tips for effectively juggling both? Manager, Finance My Response: This is such a common ...

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Six tips to increase your productivity

Ah productivity at work, that old chestnut! I find that for most upwardly mobile professionals, a lot of our productivity issues come down to one thing – the inability to focus our attention for any length of time on one thing, and doing that one thing until it is completed. Imagine how effective you would be if you could actually focus on the thing you were doing, and only on that. It may be hard to even imagine that right now, as the majority of us struggle with this. We live in a world ...

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How to mind your emotions at work

When we think about emotions at work, our minds usually go straight to that emotion – crying. God forbid we should ever commit one of the all-time cardinal sins of the workplace, especially if we worked in PR maven Kelly Cutrone’s New York office. Kelly is famous for saying: “if you have to cry, go outside”. But there is more to the discussion on emotions at work than just shedding the odd tear or two. There has been a huge amount of research done in recent years about the ...

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